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An emotional Becky garrison gave -- testimony on Capitol Hill describing the scrutiny -- keep body faced from the IRS.
Congressman Dave Iraq gets woods in -- -- yesterday and he joins us now from Capitol Hill congressman.
I thought that was a very very powerful piece of testimony I think she stood up the middle America in the best possible way what was your reaction.
Well I agree with the very powerful you could've heard a pin drop in the committee hearing room.
It made me feel proud to be an American and one way but also.
You know as it was really sort of sad testimony -- that Americans have to be there in the first place.
To defend their first amendment rights and and saw it that kind of mixed feelings in that regard the -- but I have to ask you about congressman McDermott's.
-- he -- he's also from Washington State as all you.
What do you think about his suggestion.
Made right joined the testimony yesterday.
That victims of the IRS targeting invited the scrutiny because they applied for the tax exemption the first place -- was.
Is that falls.
Asking for the exemption what do you think about my right.
Well be real blunt here I think he was way off the mark I was.
Law enforcement officer for 33 years in the Seattle area.
I know about victims I've been a victim and -- also work with victims.
These people are indeed victims.
And they needed be treated like victims not accused of being part of the problem.
They were operating under the law.
And and and just by the mere fact that someone from our state someone from the other party is suggesting.
That these folks operating under the law applying for 501 C three status for a 501 -- -- status.
Are the cause of the problem is ridiculous in my opinion OK I want to carry this thing forward because after all these hearings.
We still don't know.
If one particular posts and orchestrated.
Of conservatives join the election campaign.
We don't know who ordered it from the top we don't know how far up the food -- it goes.
How are you gonna find this out floors.
Well I think yesterday it left.
Us with the hope of further clues to comment.
My questioning focused on the -- individuals and officials that the witnesses.
Testified to yesterday so.
I asked them for the names of specific people that they spoke with.
In their exchanges with the IRS.
They were able to provide me in the hearing -- a number of names.
But they're also -- provide further names that they couldn't recall yesterday after hearing so those will be the focus of some.
Further interviews we have hired investigators on the Ways and Means Committee.
And we are going to be sitting down and talking to those folks and we will get to the bottom of this we will find out who gave this directive.
And when it was given and why it was you have -- will you keep the American people informed as you find out these details.
Absolutely loved him back on your show and continue to share with you that there and be a new developments new information.
And I think that the ways and Ways and Means Committee as a whole we'll continue to do that.
Congressman Dave -- Republican Washington State thanks for joining NASA project you're welcome thank you as soon.
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